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Lizzo faces backlash for ‘unnecessary’ twerking in cheeky bikini amid sexual harassment lawsuit

Lizzo is being criticized for posting a carefree twerking video amid her ongoing sexual harassment lawsuit.

In a clip shared to Instagram Sunday, the Grammy-winning artist was seen shaking her butt for the camera to Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s new song “Bongos” while rocking a cheeky blue floral bikini.

“My back💥 sound like a bongoooooooo,” she wrote in the caption.

However, some fans weren’t amused with Lizzo’s risqué social media antics, which come a month after three of her former backup dancers filed a lawsuit accusing the “Truth Hurts” singer of weight-shaming and sexually denigrating behavior.

“Are we really just going to go on like she didn’t pressure her team into sexual acts?” one user commented.

“Exactly why I’m unfollowing her now as we speak. So unnecessary,” another added.

Lizzo twerking in bikini
The “Truth Hurts” songstress posted a video featuring close-ups of her bum in a cheeky blue bikini.

“Really wish you would address what’s going on with some seriousness,” a third wrote. “We all looked up to you and need you to show us that your words are true.”

The “About Damn Time” songstress, 35, spoke out about the lawsuit on Aug. 3, calling the claims made by her former dancers — Crystal Williams, Arianna Davis and Noelle Rodriguez — “outrageous.”

“My work ethic, morals and respectfulness have been questioned. My character has been criticized,” she wrote in a statement posted to Instagram at the time.

Lizzo twerking in bikini
“Exactly why I’m unfollowing her now as we speak. So unnecessary,” one person commented.

“Usually I choose not to respond to false allegations but these are as unbelievable as they sound and too outrageous to not be addressed.”

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Despite denying the allegations, some of Lizzo’s fans are still calling for her to apologize.

“Still waiting on that apology,” one person posted Sunday.

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Three of Lizzo’s former backup dancers filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against her last month.
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However, others came to “Juice” singer’s defense, with one user pleading with commenters to “let that woman live her life.”

“Keep [them] mad lizzo ignore and keep doing you like you supposed to do,” another wrote.

Since the news of the lawsuit, the music superstar has appeared unbothered in public and on social media.

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The Grammy winner has called the allegations “outrageous” and “false.”
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Meanwhile, Lizzo’s legal team is reportedly planning to countersue the three dancers,” which their lawyer has called an “insidious attempt at intimidation.”

“Lizzo’s threat to countersue for malicious prosecution is an insidious attempt at intimidation and delivers a chilling effect to all harassment victims in the workplace,” attorney Rob Zambrano said in a statement to Page Six on Aug. 25.

“The scare tactics, bullying and victim shaming coming from Lizzo’s team is exactly the behavior employees face in the entertainment industry who feel they have no choice but to ‘suck it up’ for access and success.”

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